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Parent Newsletter Week of 1/9/2021

Hybrid of Distant Learning Survey

Hello Spring Creek and Matanzas Families,

Thank you for completing the survey that our district office sent out, letting us know your preference for Hybrid or Distance Learning should we open schools up for In-Person Learning. I want to thank each of you for supporting your children during distance learning. Most of our students are showing up to zoom on time and making progress. Keep up the good work!

Here are some community programs that you may be interested in to support your children:

1. Our Safe Routes to School Program Partners are offering four FREE Virtual Family Bicycle Workshops this January to help parents and kids become safe and confident cyclists! Intro to Family Bicycling is on Thurs 1/14 at 3pm, Basic Bike Maintenance for Families is on Sat 1/16 at 2pm, Route Planning and Great Sonoma County Family Rides is on Thurs 1/21 at 3pm, and Bicycling Street Skills for Parents is on Sat 1/23 at 2pm. For more information or to register for FREE, visit

2. Girls on the Run Sonoma County (GOTRSC) is launching our spring season. GOTRSC is a leader in delivering evidence-based, life skills curriculum to girls of all abilities.Through various sites throughout Sonoma County, we have served more than 8,000 girls since it was founded 2007. For the spring 2021 season, GOTRSC is offering a flexible programming model to accommodate the changing and unpredictable school year due to the pandemic. Registration for the season opens 1 January at And, we are still taking applications for more alternative community sites. For information on starting a team, email

We are ready to bring critical social-emotional programming to Sonoma County girls at a time when they need it the most. We have adapted based on the recommendations of local health officials and decisions of local governments and school districts.

With our flexible programming option, GOTR after school programming can be delivered in-person as in the past, with enhanced safety measures including physical distancing modifications.Should we need to suspend in-person gathering, the program will easily transition to a virtual model, with lessons that mirror the in-person program.This fluid programming model ensures that participants will experience the social, emotional, and physical outcomes of the program while allowing local teams to adjust to changes in the school and community health guidelines throughout the season.

Because of the recommendations and mandates of the county, teams will not meet at school locations this year and will meet at local parks. Another change is that teams will be smaller in size with only 10 girls per team rather than the usual 15-20. This change will allow for easier social distancing.

Volunteer coaches will receive the training and materials required to provide girls a safe, trauma-sensitive space to learn valuable life lessons and be active.


Registration begins for Kinderbridge and Kindergarten on Jan. 25th. Click the attachment below for all of the information

Rincon Valley Education Foundation (RVEF) is offering 3-day classes the weeks of Dec. 21 and Dec. 28 during Winter Break. We have many of our favorite instructors - including some of our

Rincon Valley Education Foundation (RVEF) está ofreciendo clases de 3 días las semanas del 21 y 28 de diciembre durante las vacaciones de invierno. Tenemos muchos de nuestros instructores favoritos, ¡incluidos algunos de nuestros propios maestros de RVUSD que ofrecen una clase! Cocinando haciendo creaciones de Star Wars viajando a Hogwarts para divertirse tratando de escapar del Titanic explorando la ciencia del invierno, haz un arte increíble.

Vea los folletos adjuntos a continuación.

We are excited to announce the new name recommendation for the SC/MTZ campus. We will recommend this name to the Board of Education on Dec.15th. The members of the School Site Council looked at the data carefully. It was determined that the name Manzanita had the most interest.

Have you ordered your pictures? Click the link to order your school photos. Picture make up day will be sometime in Feb./March.

PLEASE! THIS IS IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE THIS INFORMATION. Not sure if you have completed this? Call Sarah Hall 707 545-1771

We have sent you an email and a hard copy. If you are confused, call our office at 545-1771. Can you please do this if you haven't. Please complete the "Welcome to School" information. Sarah, our office manager has emailed all of you who have not completed this yet. You can go to If you have already set up an account, you can login and select the "begin registration" option, this is where you can update all the information and complete a couple of forms. If you need an access code, please email me at or call the office at 707-545-1771. It is titled registration, but it is really the first week of school welcome packet that everyone must complete. Thank you so much. Please support out PTA fundraiser by ordering takeout or gift cards on Tuesday, Jan. 12th at Mary's Pizza Shack on Summerfield Rd. Fylers are attached below.

Having Technical Difficulties?

Call our IT Hotline at 707 542-7375 EXT:1005 between 8:00 and 10:00 for support.

Please take a look at the attachments at the bottom of the newsletter for information and resources.

Happy Holidays to you and your family. I value and appreciate all of you !

Cheetah Strong,

Shawne Kearney


Do you have photos for our yearbook?

You can email your photos to

PTA News: Mary's Pizza Shack Dine and Donate this Tuesday, Dec. 12th

Mary's Pizza Shack serves homemade pizza, pastas, sandwiches, salads and soups-perfect for the whole family! Mary's will donate 20% of Take-Out & Delivery orders, all day. Mary's will also donate 20% of gift card purchases on the event date. 707 538-1888

Please support Our Spring Creek Matanzas PTA! Please use the flyer attached.

Mary's Pizza Shack Dine and Donate

Tuesday, Jan. 12th, 11am-8pm

535 Summerfield Road

Santa Rosa, CA

Mary's Pizza Shack serves homemade pizza, pastas, sandwiches, salads and soups-perfect for the whole family! Mary's will donate 20% of Take-Out & Delivery orders, all day. Mary's will also donate 20% of gift card purchases on the event date. 707 538-1888

Please support Our Spring Creek Matanzas PTA! Please use the flyer attached.

Free Preview of RVEF Winter Session Classes

Saturday, Jan. 9th, 9:15am

This is an online event.

Winter Session Enrichments Classes begin on Jan. 19th. Don't miss out on seeing all these exciting and engaging classes and talking to the instructors! This will help you decide which classes your child would like to participate in . Starting at 9:20 and every 20 minutes after that tune in to meet the instructors and ask questions.


Spring Creek Elementary School

We are a TK- 3rd grade campus currently teaching in partnership with parents through distant learning. We love your children.